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After the birth of his daughter in 2015, Mr. Bray took a few child development courses at a local community college. He wanted to know what his new life as a father would entail. Almost immediately, he was drawn to education. This led to National University where he earned his teaching credential and a Master of Education degree.

In what seems like a previous lifetime, Mr. Bray earned an International Studies degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. During his time in Durango he also became an expert skier, owned his own catering company, and worked as a cowboy on a Longhorn cattle ranch. The mountains, rivers, and desert that surround Durango kept him there for 15 years and he fell in love with the outdoors. His truly favorite pastime is rafting through the desert rivers of the Southwest.

As a lifelong learner, Mr. Bray teaches to inspire. He works hard to make learning fun and meaningful. Each day brings new opportunities for students to take control of their own learning. In Mr. Bray’s world, there is nothing better than when a student has an “Aha!” moment.
 

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3rd Grade Mission Statment

We the 3rd Grade Class at Elevate School will become leaders in a new and changing world. We are here to gain new knowledge and share it with others. We will follow the seven habits, persevere, use kind words and actions, be good digital citizens, and have fun.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Spring Break all week. Make sure to sign in to google.classroom.com with your child's login info sent out last week. We start Monday, April 6, distance learning. Attendance will be taken at the end of each day. I look forward to seeing everyone on zoom! 

Friday, March 27, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

  • Go over calendar, day of the week, and weather.
  • iReady lesson: login at https://login.i-ready.com/ 
  • Practice counting up to 20 with objects (Use Cheerios, paper clips, toys, etc.).
  • Raz-kids (Read 1 book with the quiz, www.kidsa-z.com username: MrBray2020)
  • Writing (write about the story/summary from Raz-kids, 3-4 sentences, with an illustration- paper provided)
  • 2 pages in phonics packet (that was sent home) after viewing youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 
  • Watch video https://youtu.be/OF8nxQwKxyM
  • write a sentence for each sight word (black, on, want) ***NEW WORDS
  • 20-30 minutes of personal reading (raz-kids, library books, books with mom and dad)
  • Join Zoom meeting at 12:30 pm

 

Thursday, March 26, 202

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

  • Go over calendar, day of the week, and weather.
  • iReady lesson: login at https://login.i-ready.com/ a review of groups to 10
  • Practice making two groups to 10. 10+0=10, 1+9=10, 2+8+10, 3+7+10, etc. (Use Cheerios, paper clips, toys, etc.).
  • Raz-kids (Read 1 book with the quiz, www.kidsa-z.com username: MrBray2020)
  • Writing (write about the story/summary from Raz-kids, 3-4 sentences, with an illustration- paper provided)
  • 2 pages in phonics packet (that was sent home) after viewing youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 
  • Watch video https://youtu.be/OF8nxQwKxyM
  • write a sentence for each sight word (black, on, want) ***NEW WORDS
  • 20-30 minutes of personal reading (raz-kids, library books, books with mom and dad)

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

  • iReady lesson: login at https://login.i-ready.com/
  • Practice counting 20 items (Cheerios, paper clips, toys, etc.). Group the items into groups of ten. 
  • Raz-kids (Read 1 book with the quiz, www.kidsa-z.com username: MrBray2020)
  • Writing (write about the story/summary from Raz-kids, 3-4 sentences, with an illustration- paper provided)
  • 2 pages in phonics packet (that was sent home) after viewing youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 
  • write a sentence for each sight word (black, on, want) ***NEW WORDS
  • 20-30 minutes of personal reading (raz-kids, library books, books with mom and dad)

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

 

Today's Learning Activities:

**Work on printing, go slow and careful, watching size of letters, and remember to start your letters from the top and go down.

**Work on tying your shoes, so when we meet again you know how to tie your shoes by yourself

**Work on using a tissue instead of your finger to clear out your nose, and practice good hand washing

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

 

Long Ago (Social Studies Unit)

I miss doing our Long Ago and Now Unit with you.
Here are the links to the books we were using.
 
Here are some other fun links as well:
 
School:
 
Travel:
 
Food:
 
Hope you enjoy the unit via youtube. LOL
 
You can write about it and draw pictures. You can write about what you like and what you don't like. When we get back together, we can share your thoughts.

Conferences

Dear Parents,
We will not be having conferences this week. We will move them to the week of April 6. We will keep the same times and days, but move it to the week of April 6. If your original time does not work for you, the sign up is still open. For example, if you signed up for Monday, March 23 at 1:45, that will become Monday, April 6 at 1:45. We will do a phone or zoom conference. I will be giving a quick update on your child's levels and to check in on how things are going for you all. If you have any questions or concerns, I'd like to help you then.

Friday, March 20, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

**Work on printing, go slow and careful, watching size of letters, and remember to start your letters from the top and go down.
**Work on tying your shoes, so when we meet again you know how to tie your shoes by yourself
**Work on using a tissue instead of your finger to clear out your nose, and practice good hand washing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

All learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.

Today's Learning Activities:

  • Go over the calendar. Talk about the date and day. "Yesterday was Tuesday. Today is Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thursday. The date today is March 18" Mark your calendar at home.
  • Go over the day's weather. Step outside and determine the weather. "It feels cold/warm/hot. It is sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy."
  • iReady lesson:  (comparing numbers- should show up when you open iReady at https://login.i-ready.com/ or in the app on Apple devices. Class #: 146565, Students should know their login pictures and logins info was sent home).
  • Raz-kids (Read 1 book with the quiz, www.kidsa-z.com username: MrBray2020)
  • Writing (write about the story/summary from Raz-kids, 3-4 sentences, with an illustration- paper provided)
  • 2 pages in phonics packet (that was sent home) after viewing youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 
  • write a sentence for each sight word (be, now, under)
  • 20-30 minutes of personal reading (raz-kids, library books, books with mom and dad)

**Work on printing, go slow and careful, watching size of letters, and remember to start your letters from the top and go down. Use the lined paper sent home.

**Work on tying your shoes, so when we meet again you know how to tie your shoes by yourself

**Work on using a tissue instead of your finger to clear out your nose, and practice good hand washing

 

Tuesday, March 17

 

All learning activities are intended to provide an opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use your discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.
 
Today's Learning Activities:
**Work on printing, go slow and careful, watching size of letters, and remember to start your letters from the top and go down.
**Work on tying your shoes, so when we meet again you know how to tie your shoes by yourself
**Work on using a tissue instead of your finger to clear out your nose, and practice good hand washing

Monday, March 16, 2020

Good morning Friends:
 
I hope you had a nice weekend. 
Today's Learning Activities:
  • Go over the calendar. Talk about the date and day. "Yesterday was Sunday. Today is Monday. Tomorrow is Tuesday. The date today is March 16" Mark your calendar at home.
  • Go over the day's weather. Step outside and determine the weather. "It feels cold/warm/hot. It is sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy."
  • Watch https://login.i-ready.com/lessonPreview.jsf?componentId=DI.MATH.NO.K.1100.10
  • Do one iReady lesson from Lesson 26 packet (that was sent home)
  • Download the Raz-kids app if you haven't already. Teacher Username: MrBray2020. Your child knows their login picture.
  • Raz-kids (Read 1 book with the quiz)
  • Writing (write about the story/summary from Raz-kids, 3-4 sentences, with an illustration- paper provided)
  • The first 2 pages in phonics packet (that was sent home) after viewing youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 
  • write a sentence for each sight word (be, now, under)
  • 20-30 minutes of personal reading (Raz-kids, library books, books with mom and dad)
**Work on printing, go slow and careful, watching the size of letters, and remember to start your letters from the top and go down.
**Work on tying your shoes, so when we meet again you know how to tie your shoes by yourself
**Work on using a tissue instead of your finger to clear out your nose, and practice good hand washing
 
**This will be the basic pattern for the time we are out of school. If you don't have the papers from school on Friday, you may use your own paper. I do not know when the office will be open.
 
Please email me with any questions. I will be available to help throughout the day.
 
-Mr. Bray